Hatha Yoga Teacher training india

200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala India
200H Hatha Yoga TTC:  Nov. 6 - Dec 3 , 2015 (Batch Size: 12 Students)  - Language:  English
200H Hatha Yoga TTC:  Nov. 6 - Dec 3 , 2015 (Tamaño Gurpo:  10 Estudiantes) - Language:  Español
200H Hatha Yoga TTC:  Feb 16 - Mar 14 , 2016 (Batch Size:  14 Students - Language:  English


This is a comprehensive Hatha Yoga instructor training, designed in accordance with the 200 hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance, USA. At the end of this Hatha Yoga course you will be a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor from Abhijna School of Yoga (Previously known as Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga Mysore),  you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance United States. 
You will be qualified to teach Hatha Yoga. 

Course contents

  1. Purpose of Hatha Yoga
  2. Asana as the first stage of Hatha Yoga 
  3. Asana as described by Vasistha and Matsyendranath
  4. Elements of Hatha Yoga
  5. Opening & Closing Mantras
  6. Sun Salutation – Surya Namaskara
  7. Moon Salutation – Chandra Namaskara
  8. Class Plans
  9. Introducing the Hatha Sequence to beginners
Stage 1: Asanas (75 hours - not in order of performance)
  • Swastikasana (Auspicious pose)
  • Gomukhasana (Cow's face pose)
  • Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
  • Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose)
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolving Triangle Pose)
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A, B, C, D (Intense Wide Leg Stretch A, B, C, D)
  • Parsvottanasana (Intense Side Stretch Pose)
  • Virabhadrasana A & B (Warrior A & B)
  • Vrksasana (Tree Pose)
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana (Half Bound Standing Forward Bend)
  • Padangustasana (Hand to Feet Pose)
  • Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (A, B, C, D) (Extended hand to big toe posture A, B, C, D)
  • Veerasana (Hero's pose)
  • Koormasana (Tortoise pose)
  • Kakasana and Bakasana (The Crow and The Crane Postures)
  • Dandasana (The Staff Pose)
  • Janu Sirsasana (Head to Feet Pose)
  • Purvottanasana (Intense East Stretch)
  • Ardha Titali Asana (Half Butterfly)
  • Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)
  • Sukhasana (Easy Crossed legged Pose)
  • Makarasana (Crocodile Pose)
  • Shalabhasana (Locust Pose)
  • Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
  • Dhanurasana (The bow pose)
  • Matsyendrasana (Spinal twist)
  • Paschimottanasana (West side intense stretch)
  • Mayurasana (The peacock pose)
  • Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
  • Chakrasana (Wheel Pose)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist)
  • Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand)
  • Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand)
  • Halasana (Plow Pose)
  • Karnapidasana (Ear Pressure Pose)
  • Setubandhasana (The Bridge Pose)
  • Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
  • Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)
  • Shavasana (Corpse pose)
Four major asanas of the eighty four taught in Hatha yoga
  • Siddhasana
  • Padmasana
  • Simhasana
  • Bhadrasana

Asana Methodology

  • Core Principles of Asana Practice
  • Sequencing & Drawing Postures
  • The Science of Asanas and their benefits
  • Standing Postures
  • Balancing
  • Forward Bending Postures
  • Meditation Postures
  • Back Bending Postures
  • Twisting Postures
  • Inverted Postures
  • Relaxation Postures

Study of Asanas

  • How to Come In & Out of the Posture
  • Modifications
  • Variations
  • Common Mistakes
  • Teaching Practium
  • Surya Namaskara
  • Standing postures
  • Sitting Postures
  • Meditation Postures
  • Backbending Postures
  • Twisting Postures
  • Inversions
  • Closing Sequence
Stage 2: Pranayama (30 hours)
  • Interconnection of the mind and prana and their steadying through pranayama
  • Life and death: the five functions of vayu
  • Purification of the nadis and chakras for the retention of prana
  • Nadi  Shodhana pranayama(alternate nostril breathing)
  • Kapalabhati (frontal lobe cleansing)
  • Practice of kumbhaka during pranayama
  • Practice of bandha with pranayama
  • Suryabhedha pranayama (vitality stimulating breath)
  • Ujjayi pranayama (psychic breath)
  • Seetkari (the hissing breath)
  • Sheetali (the cooling breath)
  • Bhastrika (the bellows breath)
  • Bhramari (the humming bee breath)
  • Perfection of hatha yoga through kevala kumbhaka

Quote on Hatha Yoga

With ha meaning "sun" and tha meaning "moon," Hatha Yoga is commonly translated as the yoga that brings union "of the pairs of opposites."

Stage 3: Yoga Mudra and Bandha (20 hours)
  • What are Mudras and how to use them in yogic practices
  • Mudra and kundalini Yoga
  • Mahamudra (The great attitude)
  • Mahavedha mudra (Great piercing attitude)
  • Khechari mudra (Attitude of dwelling in supreme consciousness)
  • Vajroli Mudra 
  • Vipareeta Karani mudra (Reversing attitude)
  • Shakti chalana Mudra (Attitude of moving the energy)
  • Mudras used in Hatha Yoga
    • Chin Mudra
    • Jnana Mudra
    • Shambhavi Mudra
    • Nasikagra Mudra
    • Kechari Mudra
    • Kaki Mudra
    • Shanmuki Mudra
  • What are Bhandas and How to use them
    • Moola Bandha
    • Uddiyana Bandha
    • Jalandhara Bandha
    • Maha Bandha 
Kriyas of Hatha Yoga
  • Jala Neti
  • Laghoo Shankaprakshalana
  • Agnisara Kriya
  • Kapalabhati
  • Trataka
  • Kunjal
Hatha Yoga Philosophy
  • Study of the important sutras of Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
  • Sutras on Asana, Pranayama, Yogic Lifestyle and Yogic Diet.
Patanjali's Yoga Philosophy
  • What is Yoga
  • Foundations of Yoga
  • The five modifications of the mind
  • Concept of Abhyasa 
  • Concept of Vairagyam
  • Ashtanga Yoga (The 8 limbs of Yoga)
    • Yama
    • Niyama
    • Asana
    • Pranayama
    • Pratyahara
    • Dharana
    • Dyana
    • Samadhi
  • Difference between Ashtanga Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
  • Practicing Yoga Philosophy in a Daily Basis
  • Introduction to body systems
  • Difference between yoga exercise and physical culture
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Endocrine System

The Yogic Diet

  • Food
  • Relationship between food and our emotions
  • Yogic diet for the adept according to Hatha Yoga
Yogic Anatomy
  • The Five Koshas
  • The Five Pranas
  • The Concept of Nadis
  • The Seven Chakras
Meditation (30 hours)
  1. Introduction to Meditations.
  2. Therapies and meditation
  3. The science of meditation
  4. General pointers to teach meditation techniques.
  5. Experience and experiment with Meditations such as
  • Kundalini
  • Gourishankar
  • Zazen
  • Vipassana
  • Chakra breathing
  • Chakra sounds
  • Relaxation Techniques
    • Quick Relaxation Technique
    • Yoga Nidra Sessions
    • Healing the Body-Mind Sessions
    • Chakra Healing Sessions

The certification is provided from our School "Abhijna School of  Yoga" (previously known as Hatha Yoga Mysore as per the course norms and details.
All Yoga Teacher training courses are eligible for RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance USA).

Course material

1.  Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Manual (Asanas)
2. Pranayama and Anatomy Manual.
3.  Hatha Yoga Sequence Chart.
4.  Students may Purchase Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
5.  It is mandatory for students to purchase Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibhodananda.

Course Pre-requisites

The Hatha Yoga Teachers' Training Course is a challenging four-week experience, demanding discipline and perseverance. A basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful but not essential. A sincere desire to learn and openness to the teachings of yoga is required.

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